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Midnight's Promise

Dark Warriors, Book 8
Narrated by: Arika Escalona Rapson
Series: Dark Warrior, Book 8
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (274 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

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For centuries, Malcolm has struggled against the forces of darkness - and bears the scars to prove it. Hardened by a lifetime of fighting, he is more warrior than man, incapable of feeling love or compassion. But one stormy night, he pulls a beautiful woman from a car wreck - and experiences a rush of fiery emotion that could melt even the hardest of hearts.

Since childhood, Evangeline Walker has felt the magic growing inside her. Descended from Druids, she is the perfect vessel for ancient magic - and evil. Evie knows she should trust no one, not even Malcolm, whose strong touch and tender kiss she craves. But after she makes a devil's bargain to save her half-brother, this fearsome warrior may be the only man who can protect her - with his heart, his body, and his soul....

©2013 Donna Grant (P)2014 Tantor

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Train. Wreck.

Because a train wreck is something you never want to see, but in the same breath, you cannot turn away from it. This series is so...cheap. The sex scenes are virtually the same through 75% of the series before they started to get somewhat interesting. The author has a couple terribly annoying literary quirks--she's cliche, painfully repetitive, and has a habit of using verbs in series. of. three. It's almost like she cannot decide which verb to use, so, "hey, let's use 'em all!" And yet...I continue to listen because I want to know the damn conclusion!

I never write reviews, so all these passionate frustrations would have been kept to myself, but she violated at least two of my big NO-NOs. It appears she ignores the rules of her own magical universe to either progress the story or to undo all her big mistakes. Not only that, the author also relies on consumers not to binge on the series--which is what I've done--because she tells a lie--or, if you prefer, she shamelessly changes a major plot device.
So, if you haven't consumed--read or listened to--all the books up to this point, you may not want to read the rest. SPOILERS.

[Violates her own universe.]
After the first half of the series, some of the Warriors were spirited away to the future and the majority were stuck living the 400 years in the slow lane. So...400 years of NO evil villain. They KNEW this--according to her mythology. Wasted. The couples who took the slow path could have replenished all the Mie Druids who were lost in that amount of time by not taking their potions and using the same spells used in the Quinn-Machail deal. Raise em. Train em up. Kick em out. Those progeny have babies and rinse, recycle, and repeat! Tons of Mie Druids. But oh no! You need something needless to cause drama later on.

[Shamelessly changes plot device.]
As for the lie. In this last book, the one thing that is really able to cause the most damage to the Warriors is the altered Drough blood. The characters come to the conclusion that the alteration came after the villain died and came back. But that is not true. The Warriors came in contact with the altered blood when this villain first made his appearance...a full two books before this one?

This review was submitted before I finished this book (because I simply could not keep my frustration contained).

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Malcolm and Evie

This is a spin-off of the Dark Sword series and takes place in modern times. The Warriors and Druids are a part of the Dark World. Midnight’s Promise is the eighth in this new series, all the characters from the Dark Sword are present. This series was read as a part of the Audible Escape package.

This is the story of Evangeline and Malcolm, who are my favorite couple… but this was my least favorite book of this particular series. At times Evie is a powerful and intelligent woman… then she turns into a weak-minded simpleton. Maybe the book was only tolerable because of Malcolm, that he finally gets his HEA. This book marks the end of the Warrior series, but the characters and the world will continue with a new species. So this is a must read even though I found it fairly disappointing.

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MAJOR FRUSTRATION!!

I love a good book that makes feel. One that make you laugh, makes you cry, and makes you sigh. I've listen to all the books, feeling these things. This book on the other hard is just pure FRUSTRATION. The kind that makes you want to yell at both lead characters for being so stupid. Even if you didn't know the good guy was the bad guy, no one would make such bad decision. All they had to do was talk to each other. with a few words they could have solved there problems. This book was important to the series but if/when I listen to them all again I would skip this one.

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I want more .

I did this half assed backwards. I read about the dragon kings first ... no matter how you do it you are guaranteed good reading .

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This is my least favorite story in the series.

Out of all the Druids and Drougs Evey is the most annoying. It's like she has no since at all. I thought she was extremely stupid. There were many times I had to fast forward because I was so annoyed. I have loved all the stories in this series.

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Evangeline and Malcolm

Malcolm finally gets his chance at love in this book.
Evangeline Walker put up a web site to display a necklace that has drough magic in order to see if there are other drought out in the world. Her site was hacked, so she went on the run. Malcolm found her and followed her to Cantoole mountain. (She hears rocks and they told her to come. )
Malcolm is ready to give in to his god but decides to tell the Evie about the mountain and Deidre first and try to save her. Along the way he started getting his feelings back.
Jason is after her and Malcolm and do is "death's. We see quite a bit more of the Dragon Kings in this book, which leads us into the next series.
The narrator is easy to follow along with.
I am so glad that I went back to read this series! I love Donna Grant's stories!

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As They Ride Off Into the Sunset.....

I fear this is the last book of the series. it was all that I had hoped for. I especially enjoy how the dragons were incorporated. please Donna, make another book in this series.

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